Will Seattle Seahawks be in line for any 2024 compensatory draft picks?
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The Seattle Seahawks are not slated to get any 2023 compensatory picks in the draft, barring a minority candidate on Seattle’s coaching staff or front office being hired as a head coach or a general manager. If someone like Clint Hurtt or Sean Desai were to be hired as a head coach, the Seahawks would receive 2023 and 2024 third round picks.
In the 2022 offseason, the Seahawks did lose two notable free agents—D.J. Reed and Gerald Everett—but their chances for fourth and sixth round comp picks for those players were offset by Seattle’s signings of Uchenna Nwosu and Austin Blythe.
That is probably the most overlooked aspect to “We’re going to get comp picks for (this player)!” which is that a team will receive no comp picks if they sign a free agent of equal or similar value.
Teams also do not receive comp picks if they cut a player from his contract. The team only receives compensatory picks if the player’s contract expires.
Finally, the max comp pick that the Seahawks can receive for a player with at least 10 accrued seasons is a fifth rounder. This will be important for one Seahawks free agent above all others.
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Will the Seahawks receive any 2024 comp picks?
First and foremost, do the Seahawks have any attractive free agents? These are the names I suspect could attract free agent contracts that qualify for compensatory picks.
QB Geno Smith
LB Cody Barton
DL Poona Ford
C Austin Blythe
RB Rashaad Penny
K Jason Myers
RB Travis Homer
ST Nick Bellore
QB Drew Lock
DL L.J. Collier
It’s not a bad list for the purposes of having free agents that are attractive on the market and it seems a bit longer than Seattle’s usual list of free agents in the last few years.
But another reason the Seahawks do not get many comp picks now is that they tend re-sign their players.
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